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April 2018 Op-Ed Article on Criticism of Judges

Please click on the picture to read this interesting article by Ottawa County Circuit Judge and MJA Outreach Committee Co-Chair Hon. Jon Hulsing.  Please look for more articles each month from members of the Outreach Committee!

By |2019-02-12T21:00:04+00:00April 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on April 2018 Op-Ed Article on Criticism of Judges

Article on Unfair or Unjust Criticism of Judges

The internet and social media can provide a medium for the rapid dissemination of incorrect or misleading information about a judge personally or about decisions a judge has made in a particular case.  Social media can also provide a vehicle for harassment or even threats against a judge or the judge's family.  Click HERE [...]

By |2019-02-12T21:00:04+00:00March 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Article on Unfair or Unjust Criticism of Judges

Michigan Human Trafficking Commission 2018 Spring Conference

The Michigan Human Trafficking Commission, together with the State Court Administrative Office Child Welfare Services Division, is pleased to announce its 2018 Spring Conference to be held on April 24, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. The Conference will take place at the Inn at St. John's from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  The focus of [...]

By |2019-02-12T21:00:04+00:00March 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Michigan Human Trafficking Commission 2018 Spring Conference

Judges Needed for MSU College of Law Oral Advocacy Competition

Professor Jeremy Francis, a legal writing professor at the Michigan State University College of Law, is seeking judges to volunteer for the 1L oral advocacy competition.  The competition is taking place between April 7 and April 12, 2018.  Please click on the picture above for more details.  

By |2019-02-12T21:00:04+00:00March 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Judges Needed for MSU College of Law Oral Advocacy Competition

Presentation on Security for Judges

Ever wonder whether you are taking the right precautions to ensure your safety and that of your family?  Click on the image below to watch a presentation made by Michigan Supreme Court Security Specialist Dennis MacDonnell at last month's MJA Executive Board Meeting.

By |2019-02-12T21:00:05+00:00February 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Presentation on Security for Judges

Article on Independent Factual Research Using the Internet

  Judge Michelle Rick, Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee, recently submitted a link to American Bar Association Formal Opinion 478 addresses judges' use of the internet to conduct independent factual research on participants or facts in pending proceedings. Please click HERE to access the Member's Area and read this informative article on a topic that [...]

By |2019-02-12T21:00:05+00:00January 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Article on Independent Factual Research Using the Internet

Materials For the January 9, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

The agenda, draft minutes, SCAO update, and other materials for the Executive Board Meeting are now available in the MEMBER'S AREA! For more information on meeting location, dates and times, please check out the UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE.

By |2019-02-12T21:00:05+00:00January 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Materials For the January 9, 2018 Executive Board Meeting